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World of Pearls

No longer limited to simple strands, pearls are taking the jewelry world by storm.

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Pearls have been getting around lately, from high fashion catwalks to it-girls’ curated ear stacks and even on the auction block, as a historical treasure of Marie Antoinette’s is slated for sale in November. Many of these pieces are aspirational, but the message is clear: the public wants to see what the pearl can do!

Ray Griffiths (ABOVE) 

18K yellow gold jewelry by Ray Griffiths including multi-wrap Tahitian pearl necklace with crownwork finial on oxidized silver chain ($8,595), crownwork olive necklace on oxidized silver chain ($3,465 and $6,270), oxidized silver Emperor Soto of Syria coin set in four corner small crownwork frame necklace ($2,970), ball earrings on teardrop post with half round pave champagne diamonds (2.93 TCW) and half crownwork detail ($11,495), crownwork ring with 22K Roman coin ($3,400), large crownwork set opal ring ($9,350), double crownwork oxidized silver link bracelet with gold crownwork link and diamond set toggle ($3,575), and crownwork frame coin bracelet with diamond set toggle ($8,350). Contact kirsten@raygriffiths.com or (212) 689-7209, raygriffiths.com

Photographer: John Tsiavis
Stylist: David Bonney
Model: Manon Crespi

Earring Evolution

The pearl earring is the little black dress of jewelry: ever-versatile, always appropriate, and endlessly appealing. They’ve graced the lobes of everyone from world leaders to leading ladies, aristocrats to actual art (just ask Vermeer). These cutting-edge pearl earrings show that this classic category still has a few tricks up its sleeve.

Baggins

18K white gold earrings with Tahitian pearls and diamonds.

$2,600

(213) 624-2277, bagginspearls.com

Jessica Arden

18K gold earrings with pearls and coral.

$1,125

jessicaardenjewelry.com

Veronica Eckert Studio

18K white gold earrings with white South Sea pearls and diamonds (0.47 TCW).

$3,800

(425) 233-9014, veronicaeckert.com

Melis Goral

14K rose gold earrings with pearl, diamonds, and turquoise.

$2,175

(201) 248-0800, melisgoral.com

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Danhov

18K rose gold and platinum earrings with diamonds and pearls (pearls not included).

$13,000

(708) 590-6777, danhov.com

Zhulia

14K white gold earrings with diamonds (0.824 TCW) and golden South Sea pearls.

$7,000

(760) 889-8016, zhulia.com

Nanna Schou

18K yellow gold earrings with multicolored Keshi pearls.

$3,900

+0045 -20118349, nannaschou.dk

Honora

Sterling silver hoop earrings with white freshwater pearls and black diamonds (0.246 TCW).

$440

(212) 886-6251, honora.com

Assael

18K rose gold earrings with Tahitian natural color cultured pearls and bi-color tourmaline (21.40 TCW).

$36,000

(212) 819-0060, assael.com

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Pearl Whirl

These alluring little orbs have fascinated humans for many hundreds of years. It stands to reason that we’ve gotten quite good at imagining these lustrous lovelies into different designs by now. These designs illustrate the staggering variety that can be packed into as deceptively simple a descriptor as “pearl jewelry.”

Mastoloni

18K yellow gold bangle with freshwater pearls.

$2,029

(800) 347-3275, mastoloni.com

Sutra

18K rose gold necklace with pearls (129 TCW) and diamonds (45.50 TCW).

$110,000

(713) 984-4987, sutrajewels.com

The Pearl Source

14K white gold necklace with pearl and diamonds.

$1,799

(866) 877-3275, thepearlsource.com

Imperial Pearl

14K yellow gold ring with freshwater seed pearls.

$565

(401) 223-4180, imperialpearl.com

Estelle Vernon Designs

Sterling silver necklace with white freshwater pearl.

$390

(240) 704-8150, estellevernon.com

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KIR

Sterling silver bracelet with black spinel and Tahitian pearls.

$835

(303) 530-1268, kircollection.com

Stellino Jewels

Sterling silver bracelet with freshwater pearls.

$480

(646) 322-8473, stellinojewels.com

Little H

14K yellow gold necklace with freshwater souffle pearl, lapis (5.22 TCW), and 22K gold.

$4,050

(424) 349-8203, littlehjewelry.com

Yoko London

18K white gold necklace with Australian South Sea and Tahitian pearls and diamonds (2.98 TCW).

$63,000

+44 20 7025 0700, yokolondon.com

Becky Stone writes about jewelry styles for INSTORE. She is founder and CEO of well-known jewelry blog Diamonds in the Library.

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From Brazilian-Inspired Colors to Dog-Centric Designs, These Are December’s New Collections

This jewelry is sure to make waves.

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Simply Succulent

The Succulent collection from Sara Bergman takes its inspiration from the colors of the land and sky in Brazil. The result is an array of lush, wearable, unique designs that are the perfect purchase to please the discerning customer in search of something truly memorable.

sarabergman.com

$3,500

Brass and horn earrings.

Good and Gorgeous

What’s better than beautiful jewelry? Beautiful jewelry that’s good for the world. SOKO’s gorgeous, fashion-forward designs are made in artisan-focused workshops in Kenya using ethically and sustainably sourced materials. A female-founded brand you can be proud to support.

shopsoko.com

$68

Pendant in 22K yellow gold over sterling silver with diamond accent.

Puppy Love

The new My Dog collection from Jane Basch Jewelry Designs is the darling dog-centric delight that your customers are waiting for. Precious pooch silhouettes in buttery gold with diamond accents can even be engraved with the name of a specific pupper if your customer wants to make a wearable tribute to their own sweet companion.

baschco.com

$175

14K yellow gold earrings with fluorite.

Peacock Perfection

New from Rachel Atherley, the Peacock collection is an absolute showstopper. This vivid collection features sizable spears of fluorite or kyanite caught in fantastic fan shapes in delicate 14K gold settings. The effect is dazzling in its spectacular simplicity and radiates pure gemstone glamour.

rachelatherley.com

$1,175

Bangle with stainless steel and stainless steel blue PVD cable.

Celtic Chic

Charriol’s iconic Celtic collection has been updated to further appeal to the modern man. The new and improved Celtic collection designs include statement-making hardware with options in stainless steel, black, blue, and bronze. Distinctive, but subtle enough to wear with anything.

charriol.com

$170

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This Red Carpet Jewelry Trend Is Lighting Up The Faces of Celebrities

Earrings are ready for their closeup.

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OVER THE PAST few years, we have seen almost every style of earring imaginable on A-list actresses. From large hoops to small chandeliers, from shoulder dusters to streamlined linear silhouettes, from cuffs to climbers, an earring renaissance is in the offing. At the Emmy Awards, earrings that sit close to the ear were revealed to be the newest style to watch. They can range from mid-20th-century-inspired earrings that rest on the lobe with a sprinkle of diamonds or gemstones, to current and creative versions of huggies that are anything but classic and seem to be getting a modern makeover as the earring revival continues.

Graziela

18K yellow gold Natura earrings with diamond accents.

grazielagems.com

$6,675

Kat Kim

Anerise hoops in 18K gold with floating princess-cut diamonds (2.30 TCW).

katkimfinejewelry.com

$8,600

EF Collection

14K white gold diamond earrings.

efcollection.com

$1,760

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From a Northern-Lights-Inspired Watch to Old Hollywood Elegance in Platinum, These Are the Latest Collections

One cuff takes its inspiration from Frank Lloyd Wright’s stained glass.

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Cultured Cuff

Lush with the gold and burnt umber hues of autumn, this new Evocateur cuff takes its inspiration from the iconic stained glass of architect Frank Lloyd Wright. A special statement piece and a unique tribute to a legendary American talent.

evocateurstyle.com

$378

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14K yellow gold earrings with diamonds.

Effortless Elegance

Hannah G’s signature is simple, interchangeable looks: Think shimmering diamonds accented with pops of color, hoop earrings with swappable charms, and streamlined gold with subtle textural accents. This fresh, remarkable brand nails style without sacrificing timelessness in a way your customers will be hard-pressed to resist.

hannahgjewelry.com

$1,120

Platinum and emerald ring.

Emerald Empress

The new Emerald Platinum collection from Mia Katrin for Jewel Couture brings pure, old Hollywood elegance and glamour to the modern age. Opulent platinum settings offer a delicate dance of intricate details and clean negative space to make an unforgettable impact.

jeweljewel.com

$7,800

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14K yellow gold necklace.

Chic and Sensual

We’re seeing an Instagram influx of sinuous, clavicle-caressing chains, and these sleek herringbone beauties from Ashley Zhang nail the trend perfectly. Lovely layered or solo, and sufficiently substantial to transition into sweater weather. Available in 3mm or 5mm width to suit all tastes.

ashleyzhangjewelry.com

$500

Watch with aluminum case and silicon strap in mesh optic.

Celestial Radiance

Inspired by one of nature’s most glorious phenomena — The Northern Lights — this striking new True Aurora collection of watches from Bering Time offers an array of dazzling color options. These modern, sporty timepieces are the perfect way to add a bewitching splash of color to your customers’ wrists.

beringtime.com

$119

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